Just Write is written on a post-it taped to the inside of my computer. As I continue down the road of my own journey of self-development and discovery, I have challenged myself to wake-up each morning and JUST WRITE. These two words inspire me, even when I am feeling empty, to Just Write. I aim for twenty minutes each morning sometimes less, sometimes more, but I always walk away feeling better than I started. These blog entries are the product of following through on this commitment to myself. There is no rhyme or reason other than to Just Write. I am glad you are here. Perhaps I can inspire you to go more in the direction of vulnerability and curiosity of how this simple act can play a part in your overall well-being when YOU JUST WRITE .
We are never going to change the world by standing still. This was a quote our Pastor said at Church last Sunday and although as I write this I cannot recall the context in which it was used it sat with me. Quotes, words, phrases, lyrics, text itself, how it is written, where it is written is art to me and where a big source of where I draw inspiration from. Perhaps, that is why I have become to love this 4:54 am wake-up call and the hour that follows each morning. Somewhere between night and the dawn of a new day I open my computer and I write among several other habits that prepare me for the new day. I call this my Morning Reset or as it was most recently referred to in a book I read, the Miracle Morning. At this hour it as though I am in on a secret that only a few of us know about. My house is quiet and I look forward to each new morning as it as though I am stealing time in some sort of parallel universe co-existing with myself and the darkness of night.
Alone, but not lonely. <---- This is important. read that again.
It is in this quiet space that I nurture my relationship with myself. Alone in my thoughts I able to just be present with my feelings and just...feel. There is so much within our reach to numb us that the ability to feel and allow myself to feel is a gift and one that I hold closely. It is in this hour I have the strength to pick and choose what thoughts I will take with me into my new day and which ones to dispose of as they no longer serve me today. As the sun rises so does my energy, mood, intention and excitement for the dawn of a new day. A universe that gives me strength, clarity, peace and my opportunity to find balance by pouring back into myself what the day before has drained me of. By moving forward through stillness I have been able to dig deeper into my own being. Who am I? What is She thinking? What/Who brings me joy, happiness, fulfillment? Who/what is draining it? Gratitude? Letting go of what no longer serves my mind, body and soul and most importantly identifying what does and moving more in that direction each day. Moving forward not necessarily with my body, instead creating movement within my mind manifesting the emotional mental state I desire to acquire for the day that awaits me. Then I utilize this new, emotional mental state to move my body forward into the day. Each day we are reborn. Each day we have the opportunity to see, experience really, the dawn of a new day with a fresh pair of eyes, open heart, clear mind and a zest for life. A day full of tiny miracles, opportunity, love and kindness all around if you choose to see it as so. There is so much to strip us of being a witness to a day full of miracles, opportunity, love and kindness, but we hold the power of choice. There is always a choice. We can choose to see beauty in all of it's forms or we can choose to see the latter. Choose Wisely, today and everyday.
The book I referenced above is The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. This was recommended to me by a friend and it was a gift that she did. I loved it and you may as well. Please do let me know if you read this book as it may just be the shift you need to manifest your own Miracle Morning.
Life is Sweaty. Work it Out.